Table 3

Knowledge and perceptions of how diabetes affects eye health (% of total sample of Indigenous patients)

Knowledge groupPatient responsesPatients, n (%)
Limited knowledgeDiabetes has no effect on eye health.17 (19)
Diabetes affects eye health but unsure how.16 (18)
Some knowledgeDiabetes management has an impact on eye health.40 (45)
Diabetes causes cataract.5 (6)
Good knowledgeDiabetes can cause vision loss or blindness.5 (6)
Diabetes damages the inside of the eye and can cause blindness.6 (7)
Total89 (100)